Bill Puddicombe is a veteran voluntary sector leader with a wealth of experience and an excellent track record.

During his career to date Bill Puddicombe has been the Chief Executive of two service providing voluntary organisations and the Chair of a Probation Trust. He has also been Director and Chair of a number of charities including second tier organisations.

In 1998, after leading the start up of care services at New Era Housing Association (now known as the Dimensions Group) he was appointed the Chief Executive of the national drug treatment provider, Phoenix Futures. Bill led Phoenix through a period of growth for nine years before becoming freelance in 2006.

Between 2007 and 2011 Bill combined a successful consultancy practice with Chairing Essex Probation Trust.

He carried out assignments for organisations as diverse as small charities and Shire Counties. His projects have ranged from supporting the development of new services to advising on governance practice and structures.

Following this he was the Chief Executive of Equinox Care for three years and executed a turnaround of the organisation before concluding a successful merger with Penrose.

From 2004 to 2009, Bill was the Chair of EATA, the trade body for independent providers of treatment to people with drug and alcohol dependency.

He is currently the Chair of Quo Vadis Trust and a Board member of ASCA.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Chartered Director, admitted by the Institute of Directors.

Bill Puddicombe
CV in brief
2011-2014 Chief Executive of Equinox Care
2007–2011 Freelance consultant and Chair of Essex Probation Trust
1998–2006 Chief Executive of Phoenix House
1992–1997 Director of Housing Services at New Era Housing
1988–1992 Divisional Manager for Mencap
1988–1996 Co-ordinator for the Hornsey Centre
1978-1988 Various employment working with people with learning difficulties, elderly people and children.